Essay On Zeus Is The Great Leader Of The Olympian Gods?

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Zeus was the great leader of the Olympian gods. The family of Mount Olympus truly was the most powerful of all the Greek families. Though they were gods, they were full of themselves; arrogant, stubborn, and prime examples of immorality. Since they couldn 't be trusted, they were to be approached with cautiousness. A modern day version of the Olympian gods would be a family with a maximum amount of power. The Greek temple had 12 gods and goddesses. Most gods were in fact full of themselves, but few cared about their surroundings, and made a change.
The great leader of the Olympian gods, Zeus, was the head of the Greek temple. He was the sky god; anything pertaining to the weather. He had many lovers, which gave him connections to some older
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It has been said “he is a sacred twin” (102). His sister was Artemis, the great virgin huntress. Being the god of law, and knowledge, “he brings reason to the Greek world in the trial of Orestes” (102). When thinking of Apollo, they are thoughts of beauty and order. In art he is drawn as a handsome young man, usually naked. He lived in Delphi, a major site where he gained control of the known oracle, by slaying the giant python that roamed near.
Apollo’s sister, Artemis, was his twin. She was a virgin goddess, specifically of the hunt, and a guardian to the young; humans’ and animals’. There is a story dealing with Artemis bathing naked in the wild, and a young Actaeon (Theban hero), comes across her. She is furious by his invasion of her privacy. She’s so mad, she sends her hounds toward Actaeon, who pays with his life. Thinking the story is over, it’s not! Artemis then turns the Theban hero into a deer, and he sets his own hounds to shred his body into pieces. She has the archetype of a
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Zeus’s brother Poseidon, was turned God of the seas, after defeating the Titans. He was also the god of horses. Among his children were Theseus and the cyclops Polyphemus. Polyphemus was a monster with one eye, and he was blinded by Odysseus in the Odyssey. Poseidon was enraged at the type of insult Odysseus played. Thus he had his revenge, Poseidon made. Odysseus suffer and threw many difficulties his way. A symbol for Poseidon was the trident. He also had objects sacrificed to him; bulls.
Another son of Zeus, Hermes, was the god of the road, and of travelers. He himself was an occasional traveler from the great Mount Olympus, also serving as messenger for Zeus. He had a lot to do with Hades, since he was the one who would lead the people to Hades. Though he was Zeus’ messenger, he was a trickster. He found fun in theft and was smart with dealing with his joker ways. Zeus trusted him anyway; portrayed searching the earth for

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